About Us

We currently live in a challenge-driven world. When corporates face a challenge, they either try to solve it internally or hire a consulting firm to do it, which is costly in terms of resources and time. Usually, freelancers, universities or startups have what it takes to solve these challenges, but are not in sync with the corporate's needs: don’t know how to reach them or even what their challenge is. TAIKAI or 大会 (“coopetition” in Japanese) is the act of joining competing forces to cooperate to achieve a greater solution together.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a future where highly specialized individuals can look for challenge-based opportunities, from different industries. That's where Taikai comes in, our open innovation social network acts as the facilitator. We provide the space and the right environment for our innovators to work on challenges posted by companies, present solutions and get paid for it. On the other hand, they can also showcase their work by allowing them to expose to the community their very own innovations or challenges. Can you imagine a world where you could work with NASA one day and with Google the next?

Meet our Team

  • Mário Alves

    Mário Alves

    Founder & CEO

    Economist by trade, technologist by heart. Worked as a PwC consultant and an Investment Banker. Passionate about innovation and blockchain, in 2018 founded Blockchain Center Portugal.

  • Hélder Vasconcelos

    Hélder Vasconcelos


    12 years of experience as a Backend Developer and Tech Lead (Euronext, Axway, Airtel ATN & PT Inovação). “Asynchronous Android Programming” Book Author.

  • Henrique Macedo

    Henrique Macedo

    Design Lead

    Frontend Developer with a strong motivation to create user interfaces from the scratch to the final stage, with a focus on design systems, performance and accessibility.

  • Vanessa Marques

    Vanessa Marques

    Head of Marketing

    With experience in Digital marketing and content creation, our Head of Marketing is a direct and proactive person with a special taste for team work. Everything serves to inspire, help create and overcome challenges.

  • Diogo Ferreira Pinto

    Diogo Ferreira Pinto

    Head of Business Development

    His motto lies in meeting people, build strong relations & partnerships, find answers to the most pressing challenges. Currently fascinated about the future of work.

  • We are looking for you

    We are looking for you

    Frontend Software Engineer

    We're hiring an experienced frontend developer to join the TAIKAI's team in the Porto office to help us to develop modular and delightful user interfaces for our products.


  • Bright Pixel

    Bright Pixel


    Bright Pixel is a company building studio. A group of experienced builders, creative thinkers and investors, whose goal is to transform two key things: the way companies address innovation and how new ventures are put together.



    Blockchain Platform

    EOS.IO is a blockchain protocol powered by the native cryptocurrency EOS. The protocol emulates most of the attributes of a real computer including hardware with the computing resources distributed equally among EOS cryptocurrency holders.

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